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387 Articles Matching "ebola"

As Pressure Mounts To Seek Alternatives To Fetal Tissue Research, Some Scientists Defend Current Practices

Dec 18, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Although the Trump administration wants to commit $20 million to develop alternative options to using fetal tissue in research, scientists say it is unique. Other news on public health focuses on CRISPR researcher He Jiankui, an increase in homelessness, low-salt diets, palliative care, second-hand smoke, the Marbug virus, a young Ebola survivor, aftershocks of suicides and more....
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Youngest survivor of Ebola outbreak brings hope to Congo caregivers

Dec 15, 2018 , CNN Health
The youngest survivor of the Ebola outbreak received her discharge certificate from the Beni Ebola Treatment Center on Wednesday, according to the Democratic Republic of Congo's Ministry of Health....
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South Sudan health workers to get Ebola shots as Congo outbreak grows

Dec 11, 2018 , Reuters
Some 2,000 healthcare and frontline workers in South Sudan are to be offered Ebola vaccines to try to stop any importation of the viral disease from an epidemic in Congo, the World Health Organization said on Monday....
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Scientists to test tailor-made vaccine tech to fight epidemics

Dec 10, 2018 , Reuters
A global coalition set up to fight disease epidemics is investing up to $8.4 million to develop a synthetic vaccine system that could be tailor-made to fight multiple pathogens such as flu, Ebola, Marburg and Rabies....
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Ebola cases surge in Congo, with women and children disproportionately sick

Dec 07, 2018 , CNN Health
There have been 18 more cases of illness and five more deaths reported in just two days in the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to the Ministry of Health. Since the outbreak began, the total number of probable cases is now 471, including 273 deaths, the ministry reported Thursday....
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Congo Ebola Outbreak Now 2nd Largest in History: WHO

Dec 02, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Congo Ebola Outbreak Now 2nd Largest in History: WHOCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/30/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/30/2018 12:00:00...
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Congo Ebola outbreak is 2nd largest, 2nd deadliest

Nov 30, 2018 , CNN Health
The current Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo -- with 426 total cases, including 245 deaths -- is now the second largest and second deadliest in history, according to Thursday's report from the nation's Ministry of Health....
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Ebola outbreak in east Congo now world's second biggest

Nov 30, 2018 , Reuters
The Ebola outbreak in eastern Congo is now the second biggest in history, with 426 confirmed and probable cases, the health ministry said late on Thursday....
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Newborns Infected With Ebola in Congo Outbreak

Nov 29, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Newborns Infected With Ebola in Congo OutbreakCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/26/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/27/2018 12:00:00...
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Gunfire, threats and curfews slow Congo's fight against Ebola

Nov 29, 2018 , Reuters
When medics tried to reach Ebola patients in a village in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo during a recent surge in violence, they were blocked by men wielding machetes and axes....
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First-of-its-kind Ebola treatment trial underway in Congo as outbreak surpasses 400 cases

Nov 27, 2018 , CNN Health
The Democratic Republic of Congo has kicked off the world's first multidrug randomized control trial to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of experimental drugs used to treat Ebola patients, the World Health Organization announced Monday....
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Congo approves clinical trials for Ebola treatments

Nov 25, 2018 , Reuters
Congolese authorities have authorized clinical trials for four experimental Ebola treatments, which will allow researchers to collect valuable data about their effectiveness, the health ministry said on Saturday....
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Congo confirms near record number of new Ebola cases on Wednesday

Nov 22, 2018 , Reuters
Thirteen new cases of Ebola were confirmed on Wednesday in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo - one of the highest daily counts since the start of the outbreak in July, the health ministry said....
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Congo health workers face violence as Ebola virus spreads

Nov 19, 2018 , CNN Health
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Rise In Polio-Like Illnesses In Kids Comes At A Time When States’ Public Health Systems Are Already Stretched

Nov 16, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
"Insufficient funding has hampered the ability of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state and local health departments to keep pace with the new and continuing threats to the health of the American people and to fully fund prevention initiatives,” according to the Trust for America’s Health, a nonpartisan, Washington, D.C.-based research organization. In other public health news: the flu, salmonella, suicide, Ebola, ticks, genetic testing, and...
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FDA authorizes digital Ebola test for emergency use, data on Omada's diabetes prevention program, and more digital health news briefs

Nov 15, 2018 dave.muoio@himssmedia.com (Dave Muoio), Mobile Health News
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Congo's Ebola outbreak to last at least six more months: WHO

Nov 14, 2018 , Reuters
The Ebola outbreak in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, which has already killed more than 200 people, is expected to last until mid-2019, a senior World Health Organization official said on Tuesday....
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New Ebola Test Produces Results in Remote Areas

Nov 14, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: New Ebola Test Produces Results in Remote AreasCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/9/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/12/2018 12:00:00...
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Ebola Outbreak Worst in Congo's History

Nov 14, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Ebola Outbreak Worst in Congo's HistoryCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/9/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/12/2018 12:00:00...
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Ebola outbreak worst in history of Democratic Republic of Congo

Nov 13, 2018 , CNN Health
The Democratic Republic of Congo is facing the worst Ebola outbreak in the country's history, according to officials....
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